what now?

How many times do we try to do right and then what?  Something happens.  We fail, or things don’t turn out the way we expect.  The truth is, if we are doing what God wants us to do: we haven’t failed! I saw a church sign the other day that said “It’s better to fail at doing right – than to succeed at doing wrong.”

We’re not failures when we are following God. It’s just that sometimes we think we failed because we thought we knew what the outcome was supposed to be.  The truth of the matter is that we don’t know how things are supposed to turn out. We are just supposed to “DO” what’s right. 

Scripture reminds us:

“This is what the LORD says—The Holy One…  “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”  – Isaiah 48:17

As long as we are following His direction – we are good!  He knows the plans He has laid for us.  It’s our job to be obedient and follow them. Don’t worry about the outcomes, as Nike would say “Just do (it)”

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the words we should follow

Last night I heard a popular song that reminds us . . .

The Words I Would Say by Sidewalk Prophets

Three in the morning,
And I’m still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I’d say,
If we were face to face,
I’d tell you just what you mean to me,
I’d tell you these simple truths,

Chorus: Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I’ve already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Chorus

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the Father,

Chorus

His love will find a way,
These are the words I would say

So just a simple reminder for today from the Sidewalk Prophets. It’s not just the words they would say, but the words we should follow:

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
Thank God for each day!